35 ARM Partners exhibiting a short walk away from the Eiffel Tower for the only European technical conference organised by ARM. Hundreds of visitors were able to see the exhibits as well as attend a mix of technical presentations from the 5 tracks. Here is a summary of what happened and why you might want to attend next year's event!
The morning not only started with an enjoyable brew, but with interesting keynotes. Industry experts Gemalto and Bosch covered the 3 key themes of the series: Connected Life, Smarter Systems and Smart Embedded.
The ARM Cortex™-A15 MPU was definitely in the spotlight: ARM introduced thenew processor technical details such as its pipeline and tightly-coupled low-latency L2 cache or NEON™ SIMD. OMAP™5 is the first implementation of the Cortex-A15 and Texas Instruments presented the platform as well as how they overcame some of their design challenges. The OMAP 5 is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor-based platform which also features two ARM Cortex-M4 cores. As we presented earlier this year, the Cortex-M4 is also seen in stand alone microcontrollers for its power efficiency.
Video - TheHeart of the OMAP 5 Platform: ARM Cortex-A15
Of course, the ARM Cortex-M family was also represented. Toshiba explained how their Cortex-M3 processor-based series could best be used for motor control whilst Freescale presented an update on their Kinetis family based on the Cortex-M4 processor for embedded designers working in industrial & consumer markets. Freescale was one of the several ARM Partners who presented at the AETC last year as well.
In the morning, Xilinx announced they started to ship their Cortex-A9 processor-based Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) devices, an implementation of ARM with an FPGA. I can recommend Collin Holland’s article for more details as well as a first silicon demo video!
Finally, the show closed with the prize draw with the grand prize being the ARM Powered® AR Drone, from Parrot… Definitely a great gadget for Christmas.
If you would like to discover more about the CC Partner products and services, click on their name:
- Design Tools & Services: Apache Design, Cadence, Carbon Design Systems, Magillem, Magma DA, Synopsys, and Target.
- Development Tools: Antycip, EBV Elektronik, Green Hills, Lauterbach, and Linaro.
- Silicon: Altera, Freescale, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, NXP, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, TSMC and Xilinx.
- Software: ENEA, QNX, SYSGO and Microsoft.
- Training: AC6 Training, Doulos, MVD Training.
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What did you miss or would have liked to see more of? Let us know so we can make the next event which fits your needs!
Alban Rampon - 冉昂理, Partnership Marketing Specialist, ARM, is an electronics engineer experienced in Automotive as well as Consumer and Industrial product design. He loves spending a lot of his time helping engineers worldwide with specialist questions in electronics and microcontrollers/networks in particular.
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